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#183780 - Fri Jul 04 2003 03:44 PM You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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This is not my favorite although most memorable : "Mickey" by Tony Basil.

My favorite: "Groove Is In The Heart" - Dee-Lite

Yours?
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#183781 - Fri Jul 04 2003 06:36 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Most recently, though it wasn't a big hit, I liked that dance song, "I'm Gonna Get You" by Bizarre Inc.

I imagine some artists might have been one hit wonders in the States but were multi-hit artists elsewhere. I loved Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen" and Modern English's "I Melt With You". I think both bands had other hits in England or Europe, though I'm not positive.

Earlier one hit wonders I love- King Harvest's "Dancing In the Moonlight", The Stories "Brother Louie", William DeVaughn's
"Be Thankful For What You Got" and Los Bravos "Black Is Black."

Hard to pick just one favorite song, especially with one-hit-wonders becoming more frequent these days.

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#183782 - Sat Jul 05 2003 04:07 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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There were plenty of one-hit wonders in the psychedelic sixties. I can't remember them all but the Strawberry Alarm Clock was one of them.

What about the 80's group David and David? They made one terrific album and then dropped out of sight.
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#183783 - Sat Jul 05 2003 05:55 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Just as an observation, two of the most enduring one-hit wonder hits would have to be 'Spirit In the Sky' by Norman Greenbaum, and 'Stuck In the Middle With You' by Stealers Wheel.
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#183784 - Sat Jul 05 2003 02:22 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Whenever the disco-fever hits me, I love both "Back In Love Again" by LTD and "Play that Funky Music Whiteboy" by Wild Cherry!!
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#183785 - Mon Jul 07 2003 02:45 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Has to be B. Bumble and the Stingers - Nut Rocker
or perhaps Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky or Brian and Michael Matchstalk Men but then again it might be Grandad or Grandma(Lol - feeling sick!) - Then again It has to be Typically Tropical (cricket on TV)
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#183786 - Thu Aug 07 2003 07:53 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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"Your Woman" by White Town, super lyrics, great video.
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#183787 - Fri Aug 08 2003 10:11 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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I guess mine would have to be "In The Year 2525" (a very long time ago). It shot to #1 so I bought it and, in retrospect, it's no fluke that Zager and Evans never charted again.
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#183788 - Fri Aug 08 2003 12:03 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Mine is, without a doubt, "A Fine, Fine Day" by Tony Carey. I have loved this song since it came out in '83 or '84. Which brings me to a question, does anybody else remember Tony Carey?
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#183789 - Wed Aug 13 2003 12:59 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Ride Captain Ride-Blues Image
Vehicle-The Ides of March
867-5309(Jenny)-Tommy TuTone
Band of Gold-Freda Payne
American Pie-Don Mclean
Signs-The Five Man Electrical Band
Hocus Pocus-Focus
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#183790 - Thu Oct 09 2003 09:39 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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I may be a dork, but I still like the song "Set adrift on memory bliss" by PM Dawn
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#183791 - Wed Oct 29 2003 12:30 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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Really liked Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer (number 1 in the UK about 1992) when it came out - did she release anything after that?
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#183792 - Tue Jan 30 2007 10:45 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: kloot]
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No Rain - Blind Melon
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#183793 - Wed Jan 31 2007 07:29 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: archie_liaison]
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"Touch of Grey"

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#183794 - Wed Jan 31 2007 12:01 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: stuthehistoryguy]
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Two favourites - both are great pop singles -

New Radicals - "You only get what you give"

Dodgy - "Good Enough"
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#183795 - Wed Jan 31 2007 05:43 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: KrivoyRog]
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"You Spin Me Round Like A Record" by Dead Or Alive
"What Is Love?"- By Howard Jones
So many more I also enjoy.

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#183796 - Thu Feb 01 2007 02:42 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger)
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I have changed my mind, and have just written a quiz on my new favorite one-hit-wonder. We shall see if it is accepted.
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#183797 - Fri Feb 02 2007 09:22 AM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: stuthehistoryguy]
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I have changed my mind, and have just written a quiz on my new favorite one-hit-wonder. We shall see if it is accepted.




It has been.

I think that I am no longer in danger of ever being approached about being an editor on the main site.
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#183798 - Mon Mar 05 2007 04:46 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: stuthehistoryguy]
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867-5309 Jenny- Tommy Tutone
Mickey- Toni Basil
Tainted Love- Soft Cell
Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice
Come On Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners

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#183799 - Thu May 03 2007 12:32 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: ILoveKellyRipa]
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There have been a lot of one hit wonders. Just to name a few...


Autograph-Turn up the radio
Blues Image-Ride captain ride
Bow Wow Wow-I want candy
Bobby McFerrin-Dont worry be happy
Nick Gilder-Hot child in the city
Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon delight
Devo-Whip it
Wild Cherry-Play that funky music
Sinead O'connor-Nothing compares to you
Soft Cell-Tainted love

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#183800 - Thu May 03 2007 01:17 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: katnlo611]
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Come On Eileen
Mickey
And of course, Afternoon Delight!
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#183801 - Tue May 15 2007 04:07 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: superferd]
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Biz Markie "Just a Friend"
Luniz "I Got 5 On It"
Gary Numan "Cars"
Buster Poindexter "Hot, Hot, Hot"
Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock "It Takes Two"
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#183802 - Tue May 15 2007 05:34 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: miramarjuice]
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One of the reasons I really like music is that it tells so much about us. I enjoy trying to figure out why, for instance, Johnny Rivers was really popular in the United States and couldn't buy a clue in the U.K., or alternately, why the Manic Street Preachers have the reverse pattern.

Saying that, there are quite a few artists on some submitted lists that are not a one-hit wonder anywhere, Howard Jones and Don McLean being the two that come to mind the most, and others, like Dexy's Midnight Runners or Gary Numan, who had quite a few hit records in the UK, but only one in the U.S.

Limiting this to one hit on either the British or American charts, my favorites include two that have already been mentioned, New Radical's "You Get What You Give", Modern English's "I Melt With You", but I'd like to add Len's "Steal My Sunshine" and Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio".

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#183803 - Tue May 15 2007 07:03 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: strnog1]
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Quote:

there are quite a few artists on some submitted lists that are not a one-hit wonder anywhere,




Yes, I wondered what criteria people might be using for 'hit'. For example, Devo. If you're talking Top 10 or whatever, yes, they'd qualify. But they actually had several relatively successful (Top 100 or even Top 50) hits, and I would never consider them one-hit wonders.

I'm thinking that people are listing groups/songs that are not of their 'era', so to speak. You only remember the biggest hit because you weren't around when the band was popular. Or, perhaps, weren't sufficiently into the particular genre to remember any but crossover hits.

Or something like that...
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#183804 - Tue May 15 2007 07:25 PM Re: You favorite one-hit wonder (Song or SInger) [Re: Taesma]
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"Broken Wings" by Mister MR.
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